Slipknot are teasing a big announcement for Thursday (16.05.19).
Corey Taylor and co sent fans into overdrive when a countdown timer appeared on their website, which stopped at the digits “0516”.
The heavy metallers shared a spooky video teaser with a link to their website on Twitter, with the message: “We are not your kind.
In the cryptic clip, the ‘Wait and Bleed’ hitmakers’ various masks they’ve adorned throughout their 24-year-career appear with old footage of the group.
Corey has been working with special effects legend Tom Savini – who has specialises in horror, with his pieces featuring in movies such as ‘Friday The 13th’, ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ and ‘From Dusk ‘Til Dawn’ – on the new masks.
Percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan previously revealed that his wife Chantel is not a fan of the new designs.
He said that she “doesn’t like the new masks — I’ll just let the whole world know that. She’s not feeling it at all.”
Meanwhile, the ‘Snuff’ rockers are also set to perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Friday (14.05.19), so a new song could get its live debut.
Slipknot will release their long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ on August 9 via Roadrunner.
Asked to describe the new record in one word, Corey replied: “[It’s] gonna be evil.”
The 45-year-old singer refused to reveal too many details about the new album – but he happily gave fans an idea of the tone they can expect.
He added: “It’s going to be ridiculous. Let’s put it that way.”
Meanwhile, Corey – who recently got engaged to Cherry Bombs star Alicia Dove – also claimed that his troubles with alcohol abuse and divorce from Stephanie Luby in 2017 had inspired his writing.
He said: “You could see it in my skin. You could see it in my eyes.
“That’s basically the journey I’m going to take people on this album … show them what happens to depression when you have no chemicals to fall back on. It’s a pretty dark ride.”